We can use . . . data to understand more about ourselves and our surroundings as well as drive change. With this in mind, how can we help people realize the importance of the data around them? How can we use statistics to find meaning in our data? How can we provide and visualize this information to motivate action?
FlowingData explores these questions and highlights how statisticians, computer scientists, designers, and others are finding answers.
Flowing Data built a Beginner's Guide to Flowing Data, here.
I like these animations and graphics Flowing Data has created to make certain data come alive:
- Watch the spread of Wal Mart stores in the USA, here.
- Watch gasoline prices rise and fall from 1993 to now, here.
- Here's a map of Olympic medals in bubble + geographic form, reflecting Athens, 2004.
- Lastly, here is a short segment of the BBC program Britain from Above that shows data in action from the perspective of satellite technology: